I visited the camera store today and found a nice little swivel combining the parts from the swivel and the cheap amazon mount gave me a much more stable mount. With this mount the projector is so much easier to aim. Being a newb I found out quickly that with this projector you have to mount the lens directly in the center of the screen to get a good picture. In the photo #290 you can see the two holes I made while adjusting the old mount and the new mount...
I spent 24 on the swivel and 14 on the amazon mount including shipping so I am at the magical $40 for mounting (including screws). I included some shots of my screen and the mount.
In picture 292 and 293 you can get a good idea of how things really look.
Sports look amazing since the images are so bright. I enjoyed Terminator 2 last night and even though it is a slightly dark movie once I got into it I found I stopped seeing pixels and flaws with my setup and was enjoying the movie. That was a watch now - Netflix - and it still looked fine. Content is what it is...
I purchaed a 4x2 switch from monoprice to switch HDMI and only have HDMI to the projector. The audio is coming from fiber to my old Dennon avr-2700. It has one optical so I have a manual optical switch for changing between cable and PS3. The computer audio is on the 6 channel analog input. This is 100" image on the cheap. Although this setup leaves a bit to be desired it is a great stop gap while waiting for the perfect 1080p led 3D projector... Remember pong
I am really happy with the setup, I have not seen any rainbows (not looking for them), I do have good vision and can see pixels (no glasses) on this laptop (1024x768). I have seen them with DLP so YMMV. I think the extra 300k pixels from the next version will help tremendously (will buy that one too) with the screen door/visible pixel problem but I am running the projector beyond the recommended setup and I feel if you setup an 80" screen (like your supposed to) and watch at 10' away you will be happy while waiting for the next $600 setup. But you will have to decide how to deal with 4:3 and 16:9 since as I mentioned before you will have to set it up to do one or the other. The issue is with the 80" setup from 10' away, the LG will need to be above or below and in front of you. So the cables will be going up the wall and across the ceiling or across the floor. People who have already had projectors know it takes quite a bit of working within the constraints so you get used to it quick and find it is not that big of a deal.
Kudos to LG & Phlatlight for being the leader and attempting to stop the mercury requirement. Thankfully this thing lasts forever so selling this and upgrading is not an issue...
Time to play some emulated Zelda OOT on the supercomputer
. The irony of having a $2k computer and playing something that required a game cube escapes me
To wrap this post up I wanted to say thank you to AVS for the forum. I have learned so much from here and also thank you to the members who have posted here you have been great!